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Lake Guntersville, Guntersville

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Guntersville Lake is located in north Alabama between Bridgeport and Guntersville.LocationThe lake stretches 75 miles from Guntersville Dam to Nickajack Dam. It is Alabama's largest lake at 69,000 acres .HistoryThe lake was created by Guntersville Dam along the Tennessee River. Both the lake and the dam received their names from the town of Guntersville, which received its name from an early settler of the area, John Gunter.In the 1950s, German scientists brought to the United States under Operation Paperclip who lived in Huntsville, Alabama purchased houses by the lake.
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  • I grew up here and think it is a beautiful place. There is an estimated 900 miles of shoreline. This is no ordinary lake it has enough room to sail, ski, swim whatever you want to do it has room for i...  more »
  • Lake Guntersville offers the outdoor enthusiast a little of everything from boating to fishing to enjoying a beautiful sunset.  more »
  • Loved our walks here. There are trails that take you around a large part of the lake. Great vacation spot.  more »